Each year between six and nine Senior students are recruited by the nation’s most selective visual arts colleges. Merit scholarship offers to these students are an annual occurrence, and the colleges come to Flint Hill to meet our students and view their portfolios, with offers made right here in our hallways. The program includes honors courses and a Visual Arts College Counselor, and regular visits from RISD, MICA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and several others make the journey for our Senior artists an exciting one. Our alumni, whether they attend art schools or pursue traditional art majors and minors, often write back to affirm how well prepared they are when they arrive in college.
The secret to our success begins with a Lower and Middle School program dedicated to being makers of art. In Grades 1 – 8 our students develop the mindset and practices of being artists. They work on key foundational skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics, and learn how to observe, create and experience art from a team of Teaching Artists who serve as both role models and teachers.